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Feb 6, 2011 5:30am PST
. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> as white house senior adviser and longtime friend to president obama, valerie jaret has the inside scoop on the president's strategy for the next two years. we went to washington, d.c., for this exclusive interview. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> thank you so much for spending some time with us. >> my pleasure. >> it's no secret that in the last year and a half the obama administration has taken a few hits. >> it's been challenging. it has been challenging times in which he is the president, that's true. >> absolutely. in 2010, the midterm elections democrats took a big hit -- >> schlacking to use his words. >> losing the house and losing leverage in the senate and so forth. how do you make sense of that kind of a loss? >> well, look. . the fact of the matter is our country has been through an extremely devastating economic time and there wasn't a family in our country that wasn't touched by the recession, worst recession in our life time and that's the circumstance in which the president walked into office and he had to deal with the hand he was dealt and he took it on, head-on and he
FOX
Feb 27, 2011 5:30am PST
on the tail. you had barack obama on the other side of the aisles running and making history but you look two years later, michael steele that came in as the rnc chair, diversity throughout the state level and federal level of candidates. you're starting to see that change within the republican party. now again it goes back it to, are these going to be seeds that are going to take root. is that where the challenge comes in it. we have to make sure the communication of what we're doing as far as diversifying the republican party as we go through this culture war, because you have the establishment republicans that aren't necessarily down with this as much as the new school republican is. >> i want to -- i don't necessarily agree with you. you know, i think lenny, and vanessa, a very important sign of the progress that the party is making. i think that the democratic party, the unions, and the left has done a very good job demonizing republicans as being racist, an it ti black, you're not rm there. members of the ku klux klan and forget about former senator robert byrd, the grand d
FOX
Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm PST
weather go to ktvu.com. >>> in just minutes from now, president obama's plane is set to arrive at sfo. david stevenson live at sfo where anticipation is growing. >> reporter: you can see marine one and a number of marines standing by with a helicopter waiting to escort and lead the president down to a very special dinner in the silican valley that he's scheduled to have at 10:00 tonight. the president is scheduled to land five minutes ahead of time at about 5:40. when he arrived in on air force one that plane will taxi to the tarmac that you are seeing right now. the president is in the bay area for a overnight visit. a trip that takes him out of the white house. the president is expected to meet with steve jobs, huckelburg. and local political figures also hoped to accord the president's attention. san francisco mayor ed lee told us what he will say to president obama when he greets him on the tarmac in the next hour. >> already been reviewing the budget proposal we have on the federal level. and there's some $200 million that has been committed to the total of 498 that we need t
FOX
Feb 27, 2011 9:00am PST
revolution in libya. and we will ask our sunday group could president obama do more to topple qadaffi? and our power players of the week. taking on the leaders in iran by making fun of them. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. as states struggle with huge budget gaps and take on public workers our first guest has become the new it boy of american politics. mitch daniels of indiana is being celebrated for turning deficits in surpluses and adding jobs and some are saying he should be the republican nominee for president next year. governor daniels joins us now. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. >> chris: and what is going on there is you just had rotator cuff surgery and you will not be ready for spring training. >> ju are in thtrain. >> you are in the middle of a stand offy house democrats. they first said that they were fighting against the right to work law which is now dead and now they say they are fighting against 1 othe 11 other bills e agenda. are you prepared to make a deal to get the house democrats back t
FOX
Feb 18, 2011 12:00pm PST
will start tomorrow. >>> president obama is on the second part of his west coast trip today and is wrapping up remarks at the campus of intel. mr. obama said that intel had, quote, placed its bet on america. the president also defends intel's initiative to encourage young people to become scientists and engineers. mr. obama arrived in oregon a few hours ago, touching down on air force one at portland international after spending last night in the bay area. will obama lifted off from sfo at aren't 8:45. he attended a denar at the home of a venture capitalist. the dinner guest list was a who's who of bay area high-tech superstars, including the ceo of twitter, the ceo of oracle, steve jobs of apple and mark zuckerberg of facebook got some one on one time with mr. obama. >>> we have video from the top of mount hamilton in santa clara county that was e-mailed to us. the cal tran truck is equipped with a snow plow but at last check, mount hamilton road was closed. skyline boulevard in santa cruz county and mount st. helena got snow. >>> ski conditions are expected to be the best this wi
FOX
Feb 17, 2011 12:00pm PST
into the streets to protest a legislature. >>> and a preview of president obama's bay area trip. we'll tell you who he will be having dinner with tonight -- tonight. >>> mark tamayo is back with updated information about how much rain you can expect. >>> also, the new bay bridge project continues to be ahead of schedule. we'll tell you what caltrans told us late this morning. >>> bahrain's top diplomat is defending a violent predawn crackdown on protesters. riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. many had been camped out for days and were sleeping. the confrontation left some dead, some critically injured. the foreign minister of bahrain says the violence was justified because the protesters were pushing this protest to the brink of abyss. >>> the state senate prepared to vote on a measure that would strip most public employees of their bargaining rights in wisconsin. the proposal has stirred massive protests for three date day -- for three straight days. the republicans hold a 19-14 majority but need at least one democrat present to have a quorum. police officers
FOX
Feb 18, 2011 4:30am PST
hernandez. >>> president obama is waking up here in the bay area this morning. that is following his meeting with a small elite group official can business leaders. ktvu news got a look at the motorcade. the private 90 minute dinner was at the home of john door. >> i think it's always good for the president to go out into the nation rather than bring people into the white house. >> a small group of demonstrators were along the motorcade route. they were protesting against smart meters. those attending include apple steve jobs facebook mark zuckerberg and google executive. >>> earlier several well known bay area politicians were there to greet president obama when air force one touched down at sfo. president will leave sfo at 8:45 this morning for hillsborough, oregon where he will tour the intel plant with the company ceo. >>> this morning highway 29 remains closed because of snow. the chp decided to shut down the road following a large number of spinouts and crashes. heavy rain also caused problems in mill valley where the parking lot flooded. emergency pothole repairs will be made
FOX
Feb 18, 2011 5:00am PST
fin of air force one. president obama is going to be on that plane and departing for oregon this morning at 8:35 in the morning. at least that's what the itinerary says right now. last night the presidential motorcade brought him into the wealthy community of woodside last night. the president had a dinner of john door. but john door was the -- but john door wasn't the only one there. mark zuckerberg, larry ellison are among the invited guests. specifically it was discussing his proposal to investigate in research at development and expand companies to grow and hire. it's part of an on going campaign. he spoke to the chamber of commerce earlier this year about similar ideas about growing the economy about how businesses can spend more money. president is planning to leave the bay area this morning. he will go to hillsborough oregon. he will meet with intel ceo. he is scheduled to give him a tour of one of the most sophisticating chip manufacturing companies in the world. ment cooing up at 5:30 i will try to find out when the president will arrive and how. we understand he left he
FOX
Feb 9, 2011 5:00pm PST
house summit and pledge to cooperate with president obama on crucial national issues. house speaker, john and others had a nice lunch. they agreed to work together to improve the economy. >> we did have a fairly robust conversation about the need for all of us to work together to send a signal that we are serious about cutting spending. >> there's an agreement that we have to change the way washington works, particularly as it relates to spending. >> today was the first meeting between the president and gop leaders since republicans took control of the house. >>> congresswoman, gabrielle giffords has spoken for the first time since she was shot in the head in tucson. she made a request for breakfast. on monday, she asked for toast when her breakfast was delivered. doctors aren't saying how much more she may be speaking now, but they call it a breakthrough in her rehabilitation. giffords is at a rehab facility in houston recovering from a gun shot wound on january 8. six other people were killed in that attack. >>> he hasn't talked to me, i would have gone up with the fire. >> she es
FOX
Feb 13, 2011 9:00am PST
spending cuts and president obama is expected to do the same monday. joining us, the gop point man in the debate, house budget committee chairman paul ryan who comes to us from his home state of wisconsin. president obama presents his budget for 2012 tomorrow and he reportedly is going to offer a plan that would cut the deficit his aides said by $1 trillion over the next decade. the key feature is a five year freeze on spending and some considerable tax increases on the wealthy. from what you have heard, what do you think of the president's plan? >> it sounds like the similar budgets that he has been giving us the last couple of years. last year he gave us a $2 trillion tax increase and got $700 billion of those tax increases mostly through the healthcare law. looks like he is coming back for another $1.3 trillion tax increases. this discretionary freeze is off of an extremely high base. they just blew spending out the gates in the last two years. a 24% increase in domestic discretionary spending. throw stimulus on top and that is an 84% increase and he wants to freeze for a few ye
FOX
Feb 23, 2011 12:00pm PST
the scene this morning. no word on the victim's identity. >>> late this morning, the obama administration announced it will no longer defend the constitutionality of the defense of maferrage act. that's the 1996 federal law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriages. same-sex couples have sued to have the law overturned. the justice department will side with those who say the law is unconstitutional. >> we're now anticipating that this will move to the courts and the courts will decide. >> congress may now appoint it's own -- its own lawyers to defend the law or outside groups might take up the role. swree a reporter working -- we have a reporter working on this story now and will have more at 5:00. >>> the united nations may impose a no-fly zone over libya if unconfirmed reports of attacks on civilians turn out to be true. protesters are broadcasting video of street scenes on youtube as reports surface about the crackdown by m oammar gadhafi. earlier today, we heard that a libyan pie lil intentionally -- pilot intentionally crashed a libyan plane instead of following
FOX
Feb 4, 2011 5:00am PST
there is no sign of the progovernment demonstrators. coming up in 15 minutes the obama administration is increasing pressure on president mubarak to step down. why the egyptian president says he can't. >>> just hours ago a fire at a homeless shelter forced hundreds of people to evacuate. this is just before 2:00 a.m. on little orchard drive. kraig debro is there. what's happening? >> reporter: hundreds of homeless people jolted out of bed by a fire alarm. it started right behind me. you see that door right there it's propped open a little bit so people can get air in there. people are cleaning up what is remaining of the laundry room. now we video tape these pictures of the laundry room. it doesn't look like a total loss. the fire department says the sprinkler system kept down the flames until the crews arrived here six minutes before the 2:00 a.m. call. more than 215 people sleeping here tonight said the alarm was a jolt but there was an orderly evacuation. that evacuation took minutes according to the homeless person. hundreds of people had to wait outside in the cold any way. >> i
FOX
Feb 2, 2011 6:00am PST
ten minutes with president obama's message to egypt's president. >>> the latest diplomatic cables released shows al qaeda is on the verge of producing radio active materials. they warnedover a nuclear 9/11 if supplies of you are rain yum was not secured. >>> forecasters say parts of the midwest could get up to 18 inches of snow. the storm hit chicago extremely hard. we will have a live report from chicago with those current conditions in just a few minutes. >>> the blizzard back east is forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights across the country. anyone heading to the bay area airport should call ahead. there were dozens of cancellations at sfo, oakland, and san jose yesterday. more travel troubles are expected today. one travel agent tells us hundreds of bay area super bowl fans heading to texas are stuck waiting for the weather to clear. you can check up to the minute flight information also on our website ktvu.com just look for the travel tab on our front page. >>> in just a few hours a vallejo company will dismantle a ship from a moth ball fleet. claudine wong is live
FOX
Feb 3, 2011 6:00am PST
channel 2. >>> we continue to monitor the unfolding crisis in cairo this morning the obama administration is facing criticism as its policies for egypt are not making many people happy. but is it on purpose? >>> no doubt the giants' world series run brought an economic boost to san francisco. but what it did to the police department has some people calling for changes and you saw these live pictures on ktvu first. we have two crews on the scene of three separate building fires. we'll have another live report from the scene straight ahead. caitlin: i was diagnosed with scoliosis. when you're 16, nobody wants to go through back surgery. my doctor has letters and pictures of other kids who've gone through the same thing on his walls and that really helped me not be as scared. i'm not worried about my back anymore. i wanna do that again! announcer: at sutter health, our story is you. for moreries, visit sutterhealth.org. announcer: at sutter health, our story is you. this is my band from the 80's, looker. hair and mascara, a lethal combo. i'm jon haber of alto music. my busines
FOX
Feb 28, 2011 12:00pm PST
. >>> in an address to the nation's governors just hours ago, president obama offered to get states design their own healthcare plan as long as they fulfill certain goals. he also challenged state chiefs who are attempting to balance their budgets by weakening labor unions for public employees. >> i also know that many of you are making desists -- decisions regarding your public work forces and i know how difficult that can be. i recently grow the salaries of federal employees for two years -- froze the salaries of federal employees for two years. i didn't want to do it but i had 20 due to the fiscal situation we're in. >> he says when it comes to fiscal belt tightening, everyone has to give up something, but he says what is happening in wisconsin, should not happen. >> and here's wisconsin. hundreds are celebrating a victory of sorts. authorities have backed away from a threat to evict supporters who have occupied the state dan -- state capitol for nearly two weeks. police say they don't face arrests as long as they continue to follow the law. governor scott walker says wisconsin i
FOX
Feb 2, 2011 4:30am PST
. temperatures every 30,40s and 50s. >> it sounds nice. >>> a repeal of president obama's health care reform bill could go to senate today. it is not expected to get enough support in the senate. the health care law is estimated to extend coverage to more than $30 million uninsured americans. it targets insurance industry abuses. >>> charlotte, north carolina will be the host city for the democratic parties national convention in 2012. president obama is seeking reelection that year. considerates say the location of the convention indicates they will been competitive in the south. republicans will hold their convention in tampa, florida. >>> a san francisco retailer will be arraigned today in connection with the fatal shooting of two rival store workers in fisherman's wharf. 56-year-old hong is charged with two counts of murder. it stemmed from an argument over counterfeit merchandise. >>> san jose has a new police chief this morning. the city council unanimously approved chris young. he plans to bring many changes to the city. that includes a community advisory board with critics and
FOX
Feb 9, 2011 12:00pm PST
. >> many of us are under the impression that troops are pulling out of iraq to meet president obama's 2011 deadline to end all combat operations there. the 297 says as far as they know, the timetable is skill on schedule. the deployment of the 297th its first during the entire iraqi war campaign is to leave another company. when they leave, they will be stakessed in a forward-area of combat operations. a soldier we spoke narrowly survived the san bruno explosion. >> what happened, he pulled me out. some guy he was talking to me. he was asking me on a date. i walked away. it blew up. he stopped me from walking over the the pipeline -- walking over the pipeline. >> reporter: did you say yes? >> no [ laughter ] >> reporter: one of the soldiers say they are very proud to wear the united states form. many are looking forward to the year overseas deployment. reporting live in san mateo county, kraig debro -- kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it's news that blindsided some concord parents. they found out after listening to ktvu news that after a vote last night to close two ore schools,
FOX
Feb 26, 2011 7:00am PST
. meeting comes one day after the obama administration froze the u.s. assets of gaddafi and his four children. the treasury department said the sanctions also apply to the libyan government. president obama made the move only after hundreds of americans were evacuated from libya. anti-government protests in the country continue to grow with opposition leaders holding several key cities in that country. now here in the bay area, the local libyan community will once again gather to show their support for family and friends. yesterday people demonstrated outside the federal -- ferry building in san francisco. about two dozen people showed up. today's demonstration is planned for the u.n. plaza at 1:00 this afternoon. >>> the newly elect clerk of imperial county in southern california wants to defend california's ban on same-sex marriage. yesterday chuck story filed papers with the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco. he says he took an oath to defend the constitution and argues prop 8 is part of the state constitution. california's governor and attorney general have declined
FOX
Feb 5, 2011 7:00am PST
, this morning president obama is ramping up pressure on president mubarak to make an immediate resignation, urging him to listen to the people as they enter a 12th day of protests. also, near early this morning, there was an explosion at a gas compressor station in northern egypt. late word is it is due to a gas leak. but regional leaders say they suspect sabotage. no one was killed. >>> an unusual tactic underway this morning to find google executive who disappeared from cairo more than a week ago after participating in anti- government demonstrations and there are reports he has been detained by the government. this morning one of organized anti-government youth groups named him as their spokesman. it's called a gutsy move to force the egyptian government to release him. government officials have been going meeting with the ledders of the opposition and the group says if the government wants to talk to them, it has to go through him. >>> back in the bay area, demonstrators at stanford university showed their support for him and the movement. >> what he said is, i'm not fighti
FOX
Feb 1, 2011 5:00am PST
-democracy movement, among those who is coming to the forefront and he says president obama must catch up with the will of the egyptian people. >> i have much admiration for him but i tell him you need to review the policy. you need to let go of him. you need to start building confidence with the people. >> reporter: president obama is sending a special envoy to egypt dealing with this very delicate diplomatic situation. the white house is calling for free and fair elections. and now encouraging the president not to run again. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> so far roughly 1200 americans have made it out of egypt. among them robert vowel, assistant dean at uc berkeley's bolt law school and his wife. the couple arrived at sfo last night. they were leading a berkeley alumni trip to cairo but had to cut the trip short because of demonstrations. they tell us here at ktvu they witnessed crying, yelling and fistfights during a 14 hour ordeal at the airport. >> after we left we understand huge muleys broke out in the airport itself. so you felt like y
FOX
Feb 20, 2011 10:00pm PST
. >>> details about the conversations president obama had during his recent bay area visit have begun to spill out. thursday night in wood side the president toasted silican valley stars from apple, google, oracle and facebook. the president's budget includes billions of the dollars for new r & d spending, those present also talked about education, work visas and taxes. >>> well there is good news tonight for venture capitalism. the venture group saw growth last year after three years of declining investment. venture funds collectively increased their investment by 19% from 2009, the number of deals also grew by 12% from the year before. this is the industry's first year to year growth since 2007. industry insiders said they are in recovery mode but hope the trends continues through this year. >>> jail officials say norman welsh made bond on friday after a judge reduced his bail. welsh's codefendant and friend christopher butler remains behind bars. welsh is accused of stealing and selling drugs. he was the head of the state's central contra costa's narcotics team. >>> two girls were
FOX
Feb 21, 2011 7:00am PST
lower 50s. here's dave. >>> okay. time now 7:14. obama administration expressing grave concern about what's happening in libya with the violent crack down on demonstrators. ktvu's allison burns is in our washington d.c. newsroom now with the reports out of libya from human rights groups. allison. >> reporter: dave, human rights watch reports that more than 230 people have been killed. the u.s. state department is demanding an end to the use of lethal force against anti- government demonstrators. this is some of the video that's been posted on youtube of the libya crackdown. the u.s. is threatening to take all appropriate action in response, but at this point it's unclear what that action would be. the protesters have seized control of two major cities. but the son of libya leader gadafi delivered a rambling speech last night offering some concessions while threatening civil war and a blood bath if the demonstrations don't stop. >> we'll be crying over thousands. blood will flow. rivers of blood in all the cities of libya. >> reporter: meanwhile oil prices jumped 4% over last week as
FOX
Feb 13, 2011 7:00am PST
governor mike huckabee won 2%. >>> president obama is going to release his new federal budget plan tomorrow but republicans are making their feelings pretty clear. the president gave a preview of the budget plan yesterday during his weekly on-line video address. he said the plan asks washington to live within its means while investing in the future. republicans already attacked the president's plan saying it doesn't cut spending enough. among the highlights of the president's budget a five-year freeze for spending on u.s. agencies and $78 billion reduction in defense spending. however, the president's budget calls for $53 billion for high-speed rail projects around the country. >>> the budget deficit will mean less money for schools around the state. possibly tacking on taxes to find more funding. several districts are pushing for parcel taxes. the districts say they will raise millions of dollars to help offset cuts from the state but parcel taxes will not solve all of the budget issues. officials admit some cuts will happen even if voters do approve the new taxes. >>> in oakland
FOX
Feb 22, 2011 7:00am PST
messages in southern california threatening president obama and governor brown. the messages were found on a wall in san jose in orange county. one said "governor brown will die soon." another says, "why does obama lie?" police say racist slogans were held. >>> rahm emanuel is the front- runner in the mayor race but needs 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff in april. he stepped down from his white house position to run for mayor after richard daley announced he would not return for another term. >>> well, ban ki-moon is in hollywood trying to convince the movie industry to improve the damagers of global warming -- dangers of global warming. movie producers, directors, actors have a worldwide reach. >>> new this morning, results after study that show radiologists who analyze more mammograms are better at detecting breast cancer. research researchers found those doctors produced fewer false positives. and those who look at fewer mammograms said more people back for unneeded testing. that causes anxiety and $1.6 billion a year in costs. researches are recommending an increase. >>> face
FOX
Feb 3, 2011 5:00am PST
monitor that unfolding crisis in cairo. the obama administration is facing criticism as its policies for egypt are not making many people happy. but is that on purpose? >>> and no doubt the giants world series run brought an economic boost to san francisco, but what it did to the police department has some calling for change. >>> good morning. right now traffic in san raphael looks good coming down from novato. so far okay. we'll tell you more about the morning commute. >>> we have breaking news in san francisco. a fire has just gone to two alarms. 16th street near market between market and castro. one of our cameras is catching the smoke coming up now. again, this is breaking news in san francisco. 16th and market a fire in a building. they've just dispatched a second alarm so firefighters will be arriving there -- or more firefighters will be arriving there shortly. we don't know if anyone is hurt but we do have a crew on the way. 5:13. back to the desk. >>> all right. thank you, sal. we'll check back in just a little bit. as protests get more violent in egypt, the white house is c
FOX
Feb 16, 2011 10:00pm PST
21 today. >>> president obama is expected to visit the bay area tomorrow evening, and meet privately with silicon valley executives, including facebook founder mark zuckerberg. the white house says they will focus on promoting american invasion, and clean energy. >> rally the troops, get people behind him, so he can get his programs through. >> on monday, the president released his budget proposal for the next year. in it featured an array of job creation strategy. some $180 billion in research funding. >>> near the sierra, it has been snowing much of the day. tonight, it is still coming down. live in the sierra, where conditions right now are making things miserable for drivers. including some, who were caught completely offguard. >> reporter: that's true. you can see the snow coming down. especially coming down sideways, because the wind has really picked up in the past hour. at 6:00, we dropped our snow shovel here on the ground, just to give you an idea of how much snow would accumulate over a few hours here. it looks like it's about an inch, an inch and a half of snow,
FOX
Feb 16, 2011 5:00pm PST
president obama's wish list, along with other infrastructure projects. on capitol hill they located for the plan, saying it is intended to improve infrastructure and help jobs grow. >> this is to help the united states so that the major u.s. companies, small and large, will build the next plant here, not outside the united states. >> tim geithner says the president's budget includes strategies to export and open u.s. markets around the world. >>> and the tunnel parge to get ready to dig from the oakland side soon. so far they tunneled about 9500 feet, or a fourth through the hillside. the project began a year ago, and when it is done it will add two more lanes to the tunnel. >>> one of the concerns today about the weather is all of the big waves driven by high winds and high tides, the senator is live now along the marin county coast where the waves are moving. >> reporter: that is right, frank, this is rodeo cove, where we've seen the 12-foot swells. they died down in the last minutes. of course the water temperatures are 52 degrees, winds are about 20, gusting to about 20-30. righ
FOX
Feb 11, 2011 10:00pm PST
difficult days ahead. >> once the celebrating stops, president obama said egypt must lift the emergency powers in place and hold free and fair elections. what happens next in egypt is far from clear. right now, the military is in charge. today the troops on the streets celebrated with civilians. it is significant that early on the military said it wouldn't fire on protestors. some said the generals may have been hedging to see which side would come out on top, and the military men now in charge have had close ties to hosni mubarak for years. tonight, we spoke with a uc berkeley expert in regime change and he has concerns. >> the military could still choose to tilt things in favor of one force or another. a lot of generals are used to doing things hosni mubarak way. >> it will be noteworthy how soon elections are held and if the power of the president will be reduced. stay with ktvu and www.ktvu.com. we're keeping up to date with the latest information out of cairo. >>> stocks began in red, but fears were eased that unrest could spread in the middle east. the dow ended up 43 po
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Feb 17, 2011 10:00pm PST
rather than bring people in to the white house. >> reporter: president obama was greeted by lieutenant governor gavin newsom, pamela harris and san francisco mayor ed lee. the president says his focus is to talk about entrepreneurships and jobs with carol barts of yahoo, john chambers of ciscoe systems and john costelous of twitter. also included mark zucke rburg of facebook. but as the president was wined and dined, protesters were waiting on the motorcade rout. >> we heard president obama was going to be here and he's at the home of john door who makes the smart meters. >> reporter: the president spent three hours here tonight hopeing to get allies to right the u.s. economy. >>> and more details now, the president's stay is going to be a short one. in fact, he's due to take off tomorrow morning at 8:45. next stop on this west coast trip, hillsboro oregon where he's scheduled to visit an intel plant. >>> the winter storm that blasted the area is moving out tonight. it included wind, rain, snow and hail. crews had to remove a 100-foot tree that fell near the intersection wit
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Feb 5, 2011 6:00pm PST
to cheer about again later on this year. channel 2 news. >>> president obama will be watching the super bowl from the white house tomorrow with a hundred government officials, celebrities and friends. but before the game he'll sit down with an interview with bill o'reilly. in tradition of giving a super bowl interview to the network carrying the game. when he gets back to the white house, he'll enjoy the game with politicians from both political parties and celebrities. the president won't be officially rooting for either team since his chicago bears didn't make it to the super bowl. >>> the bad weather in dallas will prevent those attending the super bowl in person from seeing live military flyover. that was scheduled it start just before the game. the roof at cowboys stadium in arlington will be closed tomorrow because of freezing temperatures. instead, officials plan on projecting the flyover ceremony on to giant high definition video screens inside the stadium. those screens are 72 feet high and 60 yards long. yesterday falling ice injured six people outside the stadium. one p
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Feb 8, 2011 4:30am PST
square in cairo today as they try to maintain the momentum in the 15th day of protest. the obama administration says it's not endorsing the demand from protestors for president mubarak to leave office immediately. the resignation of president mubarak would trigger an election in 60 days well before the scheduled september elections and the white house says that is not enough time to prepare. >>> some egyptian protestors are calling on a google executive released yesterday. why he cried during his first television interview after being released. he said he was blindfolded during the 12 days he was detained but not mistreated. he says he is not a hero just someone using a keyboard. he says he is an administrator of a facebook page used to start the protest. >>> it's an update to a story we first showed you yesterday morning. fire investigators say rags and deck staining chemicals ignited the fire. >>> california could take a major step toward resuming executions at san quentin. the federal judge that halted the executions will reopen it. they spent $900,000 to update the room. >> o
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Feb 14, 2011 8:05am PST
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Feb 26, 2011 6:00pm PST
. president obama says moammar gadhafi has lost his legitimacy to rule and must step down immediately. >>> scores of demonstrators turned out in san francisco to support the uprising in libya. the group said they were anxious about what's happening with friends and family in libya. >> we haven't been able to get in touch with my family members in tripoli. so, you know, this is really the least that we can do in terms of coming out here and showing solidarity with our libyan people. >> organizers said it was time governments around the world stopped supporting gadhafi and took a stand against oppression and violence. >>> in iraq, arms saboteurs attacked the world's largest oil regainry. it's closed for repairs. it accounts for about a quarter of iraq's entire capacity all that goes for gasoline and fuel for power stations. iraqis are already suffering through electricity shortages and long lines at the gas pump. >>> and in new zealand, the death toll has risen to 135 after the earthquake. 200 people are still missing. they are dealing with water, sewer and sanitation problems. people a
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Feb 28, 2011 4:30am PST
. >>> today president obama meets with u.n. secretary general at the white house to discuss the political uprising in libya. hillary clinton is meeting with european foreign members in switzerland. one idea being discussed is a no fly zone over libya. >>> and in libyanty government demonstrators have taken over a city 45 miles from the city of tripoli. that's after government switch sides and joined the protestors. >>> gas prices jumped nearly 20 cents a gallon with premium gas selling more than $4 a gallon. that is hurting us in two ways. the first directly. some say it's making it so difficult to make ends meet they will have to make budget cuts anywhere they can. >> $3.85 a gallon. it's way too high. we can't afford it. >> what will you do? >> the other product is cost of foods. >>> new zealand prime minister says the earthquake that hit could cost the country $15 billion. he announced measures worth $90 million to help pay the people in christchurch that are unable to work. it killed 148 people and destroyed or damaged one-third of the buildings in the city. >>> you can at a
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Feb 15, 2011 5:00am PST
of president obama's transportation budget which by the way was also released yesterday. >>> time now 5:38. go back over to sal because some of the roads are wet this morning. and then people should prepare this morning for a pretty tough afternoon commute. right? >>> that's right. one of the things we like to warn you about is getting there may be a little easier than not getting there. we already have a crash this morning southbound 880 at mission boulevard. this morning the commute isn't that bad weather-wise as that crash is there. we'll see what happens. again, steve has been telling us this afternoon we're not going to have a really good commute. so i will just go ahead and say if you can take public transportation, you might be better off. let's move along and take a look at live pictures. 880 a little farther up in oakland looks good in both directions. morning commute on westbound bay bridge that traffic is moving welcoming into san francisco. let's get to steve. >>> sal, thank you, sir. very good morning to you all. cloudy skies. light rain. not a big deal moving through rig
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Feb 10, 2011 10:00pm PST
she hopes to see egypt become a democracy by september. >>> president obama also said in a statement he is inpatient. we are monitoring the developments on ktvu.com. >>> late night ac transit buses are getting a law enforcement escort in one part of north richmond tonight. that after a shooting about this time last night left a bus riddled with bullet holes. drivers were ready to boycott, debra. >> reporter: without protection they said they wouldn't drive tonight, so ac transit scrambles to tkpwáet get a sheriff deputy to tail them during the most dangerous spots. it's such a dangerous line, ac transit has thought about eliminating. >> people are being beat up. people are being robbed, people are being shot. >> reporter: bydown men who pretend they are riding but board just to prey on people. >> they get on the bus, they will lift their shift and show the operator that they have a gun. depending on what they wanted to do, they just have their way. >> reporter: just last night, a group targeted this bus, riddling it with bullets. it's the fifth violent incident this year a
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00am PST
. there are other several candidates in the running. >>> president obama is meeting with the nation's governors at the white house this morning. the president told the governors he wants to hear their ideas on how to repair the slowly recovering u.s. economy. jerry brown is not attenning the annual governor's meeting. he has pressing business here in california. >>> time now 6:19. sal is look agent the north bay. how are the roads? >> it's going to be a little more crowded in the north bay in the last half hour or so. the traffic is getting a little bit slow here on southbound 101 in parts of nevada and san rea fell. here in san rafael by the time you reach the civic center area it does look okay. it's evened out a little bit. people coming in on the richmond bridge should not see in the big delays. the morning commute looks okay if you are driving on the bay bridge. metering lights just went on. of course if you are driving in the south bay, that traffic continues to look good. let's take a look at the livermore valley. it looks okay coming through here. we had an accident at the 680
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Feb 16, 2011 5:00am PST
trying to win the release of an embassy worker charged with murder. president obama sent kerry to pakistan to argue that raymond davis should not be tried in pakistan any court. davis has been detained in pakistan since january 27th after he fatally shot two armed pakistani men that were on motorcycles. in the meantime many pakistanis you see them in this street now calling for davis to be executed. the taliban has warned anybody who helps to free davis will be targeted. >>> in iran today we are hearing reports of clashes at a memorial service for a student killed during antigovernment protests in ty ran on monday. progovernment supporters forced antigovernment activist to leave the memorial by chanting slogans. now the state department is protesting violent protest as alison burns reports the u.s. has critical interest in this small persian gulf kingdom. >> reporter: it looks very similar to what we witnessed in egypt. this is video we pulled off of you tube thus morning after thousands of tourists pulling into a main square. it's the third day of demonstrations in a kingdom that
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Feb 28, 2011 5:00am PST
candidates in the race including leeland yee. >>> president obama is meeting this morning with the nation's governor at the white house. last night at a dinner he told the governors he wants to hear their ideas on how to fix the slowly recovering any. the governor's office says he has important impress i i have owe. >>> 5:17 is the time. let's check in with sal. >> traffic is moving along pretty nicely around the bay area. if you are starting off in oakland, it should be a nice drive for you. driving past the coliseum. also this morning we are looking at northbound 101 approaching the 80 split in san francisco. that traffic is moving along nicely look at the road sensors here. i fine things moving long pretty well. we are our to a nice start. let's go to steve. >>> we have a mix of sun and today. that system that's the system that will be playing in our area. so the farther north you go possibility of rain but you can see the dividing line here. napa airport is 39. mostly clear. 44 in santa rosa. so 30s for some. still 33 livermore. at least that's what they say. 30s and 40s san roe fell. t
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Feb 21, 2011 5:00pm PST
, coming up tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >>> graffiti threatening president obama and governor brown was found in santa ana. the spray painted message says both men must day and there were racists messages about the president. the california highway patrol is investigating, the u.s. secret service has also been told about the graffiti. >>> as governor brown has finished his first month in service, he sat down to talk about his experience this time around. >> when i came before there were these senior people who had been around forever and they knew all these things that i didn't know. >> reporter: when brown was first elected governor in 1975 he was 37 years old. now as he tackles the state budget deficit, high unemployment and other problems, governor brown says he appreciates his age and experience. >> i'm also very aware of how important the legislative branch is and how constituency groups interact with the legislature. and how the whole process works, so i didn't understand it in the way that i do today. >> three decades ago, jerry brown also had presidential aspi
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Feb 21, 2011 6:00am PST
and the response from the obama administration. alison. >> reporter: dave, as antigovernment protest spread throughout the arab world this is the most violent uprising yet. that gunfire is from security forces trying to contain the demonstrations. human rights watch tells us more than 230 people have been killed. now protestors are enraged by a speech last night by the son of libyan strong man. he said there will be a bloody civil war if demonstrators don't stop. >> our view as in libya and throughout the region, peaceful protests need to be respected. they need to be able to exercise their universal rights that people around the world share. >> reporter: and as the protest in the oil rich nation intensify, oil prices serged about 4% today and oil giant bp has suspended its operations in libya and evacuated its employees. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> some continue to grow in other parts of the middle east. hundreds of protestors are carping out in the capital city. they are calling for bah rain. other antigovernment protest test -- protes
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Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm PST
, mental health help and a monthly stipend. last year president obama signed a law instructing the va to help whose who are caregivers for veterans. >> on wall street the governor said unemployment could remain down for years. the eighth day in a row the dow was up. and national dangs dab was down today. >> nokia is set for a shakeup. the memo says nokia has missed trends and fallen behind apple and google. he described it as like being on a burning platform. analysts say nokia may announce a partnership with microsoft or google. and fans of apple's iphones have only hours to wait now before they can go buy the new verizon iphone 4. it goes on sale tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. at apple and verizon stores. customers have been able to place orders online for iphones to be picked up tomorrow. they start at 199. [ music ] >>> i am just hearing other people win. i was like oh, my god. do not cry. do not cry. >> a part of "american idol" you haven't seen. we will take you inside the show's san francisco auditions coming up next. >> a new tablet from a silicone tech giant. does hp's new touchpad
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Jan 31, 2011 10:00pm PST
low to the obama health care reform overhaul plan today in florida. it was ruled the reform legislation was unconstitutional and congress cannot require all americans to purchase health insurance or face penalties if they don't. he said that requirement is so intwined with the overall law the entire law is invalid. the florida judge is the second federal judge to find the insurance requirement unconstitutional. >>> a former head of napa state hospital took the witness stand to deny allegations he sexually abused his adoptive son and 12 others. the charges date as far back as 1965. he testified his adoptive son has a troubled history and often lies and denied sexually abusing the others. the trial is expected to wrap up tomorrow. >>> the daughter of a napa state hospital worker slain at the hospital filed a claim today in her mother's death. police say a patient robbed and killed donna gross last october. her daughter says the state hospital failed to comply with an agreement signed in federal court to require safe conditions for workers. the state has six months to settle th
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Feb 3, 2011 10:00pm PST
obama called yemen's president today urging him to follow through on promises to reform the government. >>> in australia, the worse storm in nearly a century has left behind widespread damage in the northeast. the cyclone had winds of up to 170-miles-an-hour. australia's banana and sugar crops were devastated. despite the fierce storm no deaths were reported. >>> and in hong kong, this is day one of the year of the rabbit. people celebrated by watching a parade that featured performers from around the world including the u.s. one broker made a tongue and cheek prediction for the year of the rabbit forcasting an up and down year hopping like a rabbit. >>> 29-year-old anthony carlio was arrested today by police. this surveillance video shows the robber running through the lobby. he was arrested this morning when he tried to sell them to undercover officers. >>> verizon started taking orders for the iphone. some customers received error messages when trying to order the phone on verizon's website. tonight we asked verizon how many they sold today but a spokesperson says they do
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Feb 8, 2011 7:00am PST
voters last year. it was conducted today, on the first anniversary of michelle obama launching her childhood obesity initiative. too much fast food at a young age may lower a child's iq. they tracked what 4, 7, and 8- year-olds ate. they found when a 3-year-old ate a lot of fatty, and processed foods, their iq was lower by the time they were 8 years old. >>> just in time for valentine's day, one of america's best known couples could be making beautiful music all over again. ken, of barbie and ken fame wants to get back with barbie. seven years after they broke up. there's even a billboard. this one right here, showing a larger than life ken saying barbie, i want you back. other billboards are expected to pop up in the next few days. america is asked to decide if this doll couple should reunite. you can vote at kenandbarbie.com. >>> another nfl controversy with michael vick. he was presented to the key to dallas over the weekend. what the city's mayor is saying about the decision that was made by someone else. >>> it was almost a year ago, that a high school baseball player almost d
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Feb 24, 2011 5:00am PST
been killed in the last week. now president obama is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to geneva to coordinate a response with other international leaders. >> throughout this time of transition the united states will continue to stand up for freedom, stand up for justice and stand up for the dignity of all people. >> reporter: now the u.s. is considering punishments for brutal treatment of demonstrators including freezing the country's bank account, imposing a international arms embargo and a no-fly zone over the country. there are several reports that gadafi is going to be making another public statement soon. i will stay on top of that for you and have the latest here on the morning news. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the justice department is considering bringing captured somali pirates to the u.s. to face trial for murder. the f.b.i. is also trying to determine how the hijacking of four americans in the arabian sea turned deadly two days ago. there are two main theories. two rival groups of pirates may have disagreed over
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Feb 25, 2011 7:00am PST
people were killed near tripoli. the obama administration hasn't ruled out military moves or economic sanctions. >> these are human rights. they are not negotiable and they must be followed. >> reporter: the state department also chartering aircraft to fly americans out, if necessary, later today. here in washington, there will be a 2 p.m. protest outside the libyan ambassador's residence. live in washington, reporting for ktvu. >>> the death toll is now at 113 from the zel -- new zealand earthquake. at least 200 people are still missing and feared dead. 70 people were pulled from the wreckage in the first hour that the 6.3 magnitude quake struck. >>> if you've never experienced strong quake, this is what this looked like. this is new home video of the moment it hit. you can hear glass shattering and see things fly through the air. it looked like the house was turned upside down? that texas college student accused of a bomb plot will be in federal court sometime this morning. authorities arrested khalid ali aldawsari yesterday. they're accusing him of plotting to blow up the dallas te
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Feb 18, 2011 6:00am PST
allie rasmus. >>> president obama is waking up here in the bay area this morning that is following an exclusive dinner with the who's who's. kraig debro is live. >> reporter: the schedule departure time is 8:35. we'res at the north access road if you are traveling on 101 you'll see a sign on north access road. that is where we are. this is a media staging area. hopefully from here moments from now or within the hour we will be standing a little closer to the airplane. this picture we got from milbray you can see a better picture of air force one. not at the tarmac but closer to a hangar. this is live picture from near that motel. we will be able to show you the departure. white house says the president earl motorcade drove in to continue a dialogue with business on working together. last night the home of democratic donor john door mr. obama had dinner with the top high-tech ceo they include oracle, yahoo, and cisco companies. the meeting comes in the after math of president obama's budget. republicans grumble doesn't cut it enough because it cuts too much. observers say the presid
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00am PST
obama is taking his toughest stance yesterday. alison burns reports the obama administration was caught off guard when he did not resign. >> reporter: dave, hosni mubarak's speech really blind sided the obama administers. after ward president obama issued this statement. too many egyptians remain unconvinced the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy. it's the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people without world. president obama called for the egyptian government to spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step by step process that will lead to democracy. this clearly is a huge frustration for the obama administration. part of what lead to the expectation that mubarak would step down are comments from the cia director at a congressional hearing yesterday. he said it was a strong likelihood. the cia has been facing harsh criticism. as for whether president obama will talk about it pubically today, he has no public events scheduled but this is press secretary robert gibb's last day his last press briefing. reporters expect th
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Feb 15, 2011 12:00pm PST
and volunteers. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> president obama is defending his new budget proposal as one of tough choices. the president pitched his $3.7 trillion budget plan this morning, saying his proposal is a down payment towards fiscal solvency and more needs to be done to parish that -- accomplish that goal including changes to major entitlement problems. >> we'll have bring down healthcare costs further, including programs like medicare and medicaid which are the single most biggest contributors to the long-term deficits. i think we should -- >> republicans are blasting his proposal saying it does little to bring down the deficit. they are preparing a budget plan of their own. the president has made it clear what he wants to see what republicans are offering before any talks take place. >>> the gop spending plan could endanger the effort to affect the sacramento delta. this would gut rules that protect delta water rules, the salmon run and the endangered delta smelt. >>> and president obama's new 2012 budget calls for $130 million to help extend b.a
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